"In 1963 they launched one of Carnaby Street's trendiest boutiques catering for the fashion conscious young woman of the day.
From 1965 to 1970 Foale and Tuffin signed for Youth Quake together with Mary Quant and Betsy Johnson embarking on whistle stop tours around the U.S.A with Go Go girls to model and a boy band called The Skunks bashing out the sounds. During 1966, they designed the clothes worn in the films Kaleidoscope, starring Susannah York and Warren Beatty and Two For the Road with Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney.
In 1972, Marion settled into family life in a 16th Century thatched farmhouse on the Warwickshire borders. By 1981 she realized there was a desire for quality hand kntiwear so, with this in mind, and working from home, she set about designing her own collection. Using her previous experience in fashion design, she developed a new method of styling knitwear into tailored, structured shapes with an imaginative use of traditional stitches. Thus, she began creating classic and fashion styles, suitable for a wide range of customers. Her garments have become famous for their craftsmanship and perfect attention to detail and finish. Marion has always believed that only the best will do, and so has developed her own exclusive brand of 3 ply wool.
Now working with eight permanent staff from studio premises in a local historic market town, Foale Ltd. is famous as an international fashion business, selling Marion's exclusive range of garments to customers around the world. Approximately three hundred local hand knitters are busily knitting to order with a separate group hand sewing and finishing each piece.
In 2009, a retrospective exhibition titled "Foale and Tuffin - Made in England" was held at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London. Iain R. Webb's book "Foale and Tuffin: The Sixties. A Decade in Fashion" was publishes to coincide with the exhibition."
-- from Marion Foale Knitting Collection